Sunday, September 9, 2012

The Story of Chorlton-Cum-Hardy lives on!

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Hardy Productions UK was delighted to be able to attend and film the opening ceremony of the exhibition for "Chorlton-Cum-Hardy - The Story" on 7th September. The Right Honourable Lord Bradley of Withington opened the exibition which is to be found on 80 metres of hoarding around the old Cosgrove Hall film studio site (Albany Road), the birthplace of many stop motion films, such as "Chorlton and the Wheelies" and "Postman Pat". The site is now being turned into retirement homes by McCarthy & Stone, to be called "Cosgrove Court", ready for occupation in 2013.
The exhibition is about the passage of time, from the 17th Century through to the present day, showing paintings of some of the more iconic streets and buildings by local artist Peter Topping (GLAD TO BE IN CHORLTON) and the story, written by local historian, author and researcher, Andrew Simpson.
McCarthy & Stone donated the funds for the exhibition, enabling something which is unique to Chorlton, and which could be unique to Manchester and the rest of the nation.
The production of the film, just under 7 minutes long, is now available to view.
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1 comment:

  1. And the project still looks good two months on, and I still enjoy watching your film